How the GOP uses “dangerous” words
Experts see a disturbing pattern between a series of violent incidents across the country and an increase in “dangerous” language from Republican candidates and sitting members of Congress.
- The language pushed by GOP politicians has also been repeated by those who commit crimes
- A person who has been following political ads since 2018 says the ‘dangerous language’ is ‘much worse’ this year
- Republicans pushed ‘invasion’ language days after racially motivated mass shooting in Buffalo
- GOP continues to share ‘disturbing’ language as Homeland Security warns of rising threats
WASHINGTON — A number of GOP candidates have spent hundreds of millions on ads this campaign season pushing replacement theories and other conspiracies targeting people of color, while attacking other Republicans who don’t. tail.
During the 2022 midterm cycle, more than 2,700 ads ran on TV and social media focusing on racist tropes, according to a compilation by America’s Voice, which advocates for immigrant rights.